Good morning all and Happy Monday!
This is week two of the
This week I made one
12" block and two 6" blocks
just like I did last week:)
For the 12" Block...
I used my first
Farm Girl Vintage Book
and chose my
Summer Star Block on page 63.
Did you notice that I
got a little bit fancy by
using 2 different backgrounds?
I thought that it would be fun
to have my honeycomb print
surrounding the center square.
I do often use two backgrounds
in a block or a quilt.
I think it adds texture
and even more interest
in this star block!
I added a one yard cut of my
Red Honeycomb Bee Background
to my other Bee Backgrounds
to use for my Red Sampler Quilt.
Because the setting that I am using
requires each block to have a
I'll be using all of these
for that as well.
I'll talk about adding those borders
in a few weeks just in case you are
doing the same setting that I am:)
The first 6" block that I chose
for this week is my
Reindeer Hooves Block on page 80
of my book Vintage Christmas.
In the book...each "hoof" is a
different fabric but for my Red Sampler
I used 2 contrasting fabrics
and placed them opposite of each other.
I think this block
turned out really cute.
Gingham always goes well with
another print that reads almost solid.
It's a classic combo!
I made my 6" Lazy Daisy Block
from my book Farm Girl Vintage 2.
The directions are on page 81:)
*Take note that in the book
2 different prints are used to make
the flower petals
but I chose to use
just one print from my stash
for all four of the petals.
I liked how it contrasted
with the barn red center square
from my PRIM fabric collection.
This block would also be
really nice with a light center
such as the gingham
and then darker petals:)
*My Trim-It Rulers are my
best little buddies when
I'm piecing my blocks.
I used these three sizes
when sewing this weeks blocks:
2 1/2" - 3 1/2" - 4 1/2"
If you have been following my
"Sew Your Stash Series"
that I am doing on my
then you already know
all about my Trim -It Rulers.
I thought I would quickly
explain why I use them.
Here we go!...
So in the book during the
step by step instructions...
when you have finished piecing a segment
I tell you what it should measure
so that if needed...
you can check it and trim it up
to the correct size
before sewing your segments
together to form the block.
When making the 12" Summer Star Block
each of the 9 segments should measure
4 1/2" square and so that is the
size ruler that I use for that step.
Notice that on my Trim-It Rulers
They have diagonal lines
going both ways as well as center lines.
These lines are to make it easy peasy
to center your blocks by lining up
your seam lines onto
the lines of the rulers.
The aqua outside of the ruler
represents the 1/4" seam allowance
and inside that window you will sew
exactly what your block will look like
after it is sewn into your quilt.
That was kind of a long explanation!
I used my 3 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
when sewing the Reindeer Hooves Block
because each hoof should measure
3 1/2" square before you
sew the block together:)
For the Lazy Daisy Block
I used my 2 1/2" size because...
you guessed it!
The 9 segments in this block
should measure 2 1/2" each
before sewing the block together.
I hope this info helps you out!
And just like that...
I have 3 more super cute
Red Sampler Blocks for my quilt.
These blocks were really fun to make
and I just know that I'm going to
love each and every step
of making blocks for this quilt along:)
Here's how all six of my blocks
that I've made so far look together.
They make me happy and I hope
that they make you happy too!
Thank's so much for all of the
enthusiasm about my
Red Sampler Quilt Along.
I have seen so many of you jump right in
and start sewing and
posting your blocks onto
YaY!...they are sew fun to see!
Keep them coming and I'll be
right back here next week:)